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ISO - Barbeque or baked bean recipe

I tried the search function as I know I've seen posts and all I brought up was a restaurant called "Baked Beans". Anyway, I have been asked to provide a hot bean side dish to go with a true barbeque (pork ribs, sausage and chicken) for 80 people. It is for a couples golf tournament mid June. Beans are not something I cook often and could really use the help. Thanks!

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    if your search pulled up a restaurant, you must have accidentally been searching on a regional board instead of Home Cooking.

      1. I didn't peruse the search results, but I'd suggest making the beans at least a day or three ahead of time to let the flavors develop in the fridge.
        Funny you should say "80 people" as I opened my own cookbook to find "Texas Beans for 80 People easy method" last tweaked September 2008:

        14kg pail baked beans (find at costco type store, about 30lbs)
        100oz tin kidney beans - rinsed
        4lb bacon
        10 onions chopped
        4C chopped celery
        4C chopped green pepper
        40 clove garlic chopped
        40 jalapenos chopped
        20C BBQ sauce (your favorite or the cheapest, however you wanna go)
        7C brown sugar
        7C maple syrup
        5C dijon mustard
        20tsp liquid smoke
        salt&pepper to taste

        Crisp bacon, remove, and reserve drippings.
        In same pot, sweat all veggies, using drippings as needed.
        Add beans, rest of ingredients, and bacon/ remaining drippings.
        Stir often, bring to simmer.
        Place in baking pan(s) and bake 1.5-2 hours @ 375F.
        Remove, let it come to room temp, into fridge at least overnight.
        Day of, warm covered in 325F oven.

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        1. re: porker

          20 tsp of liquid smoke is "slighly" under 1/2 cup, closer to 1/3 cup, just to make it easier.

          I am amazed that you can buy 14kg pails of baked beans at Costco or thereabouts. God bless 'em. 5 #10 cans would be a close equivalent of 30 lbs of beans.

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            Actually its from a wholesale distributer. I assume Costco type places have them.

        2. Thank you all! I appreciate the help

          1. Here's my recipe; it's really tasty and very easy, as all the beans come from cans. To serve 80, you'd probably want to quadruple (or quintuple) the recipe.

            Preheat oven to 350.

            1/2 lb. bacon, cooked until crisp, bacon grease reserved, and bacon crumbled
            2 med. lg. onions, preferably sweet, chopped
            1 T. chopped garlic
            1/2 tsp. dry mustard
            1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
            1/2 c. brown sugar
            1 can each:
            Kidney beans, Cannellini or great northern beans, and black beans, all drained
            1 can Bush's or B & W original baked beans, undrained

            In bacon fat, saute onions until soft. Add garlic and saute a few minutes longer. Add mustard, vinegar, and brown sugar. Simmer about 15 minutes.
            Put crumbled bacon and beans into a baking dish; add onion mixture and mix well.
            Bake, covered, for 45-50 minutes.

            6 Replies
              1. re: nomadchowwoman

                I think I'll buy a turkey roaster to do the beans in. Probably be handy for many other things down the road.

                1. re: nvcook

                  Or use the dollar store aluminum jobbys.

                2. re: nomadchowwoman

                  For 80 people, you might want to multiply the ingredients 5x to 8x

                  1. re: porker

                    Hard to predict, depends on how many other sides, how many children, etc. But it's easy to to expand (and any leftovers freeze exceptionally well).
                    I always figure one recipe (as one of several sides) will yield 16-20 servings.

                    1. re: nomadchowwoman

                      no kids. 80 adults and 4 other sides. Quadruplying will probably work. Thanks all

                3. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/pa...

                  I made these Paula Dean beans just Thuraday forn 40 people to accompany a pulled pork sandwich. I doubled it for 40. Everyone love it. I did cut back on the molasses so not to make it too sweeet.

                  1. Te'xas Barbecue Beans

                    Cooked pinto beans (I use the pressure cooker to cook them) with pork
                    LBJ's barbecue sauce
                    Dark brown sugar
                    Tabasco sauce to taste
                    Garlic and/or onion to taste
                    Salt to taste if needed

                    Drain the liquid from the cooked pinto beans. Place beans in oven-proof pan and add enough barbecue sauce to cover beans (you want them a little soupy at this point), then add other ingredients. Bake in moderate oven uncovered for 20-30 minutes, checking on them periodically to make sure there is enough liquid (barbecue sauce, etc).

                    Note: I always undersalt the beans when I cook them so I don't have to worry about getting them too salty when I use them.

                    What you want are beans that are both spicy and sweet when they are finished cooking.

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                    1. re: RevImmigrant

                      REV---Two questions. I like the sound of these especially the simplicity.

                      Whats the flavor profile of the LBJ bbq sauce? Sweet? Sweet Smokey? etc.

                      How much Brown sugar do you think youre using per pound of beans? Quarter cup?

                      I want to make these first according to original first. thanks.